Sidore Lecture Series

Aging in America: Justice for all?

Submitted by Shelby Wood, from UNH Sidore Lecture Series  

Aging in America: Justice For All? – UNH 2021-2022 Sidore Lecture Series

This virtual series explores changing demographics in the US and how long-standing age-related biases in our society affect our health and well-being with the aim to broaden our understanding and awareness of ageism as it intersects with racism, gender, sexuality, and class.  It also celebrates the diversity of older adults and how attention to aging and disability can innovate and improve how we design, inhabit, and grow more sustainable communities.  (, 2021) 

Here’s information about the full series, including a link to watch the first session, “Aging in America: We are All in this Together”, held on October 6, 2021. Engaging and informative, the first session set the context of aging in the US by framing changing demographics, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on marginalized groups, and the role we all play in shaping our own future as aging adults.

We’ll share reminders about upcoming sessions. Next up: “Caregiving: Honor and Burden, Contributions , and Impact”. November 9, 4-5:30pm by Zoom.

Works Cited:

“Sidore Lecture Series.” College of Liberal Arts, UNH, 12 Oct. 2021,

Shelby Wood
Shelby WoodManager of Program Development, CommunityCare of Lyme

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